D Beltrán-Valero de Bernabé

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BACKGROUND Walker-Warburg syndrome (WWS) is an autosomal recessive condition characterised by congenital muscular dystrophy, structural brain defects, and eye malformations. Typical brain abnormalities are hydrocephalus, lissencephaly, agenesis of the corpus callosum, fusion of the hemispheres, cerebellar hypoplasia, and neuronal overmigration, which causes(More)
Alkaptonuria (AKU) occupies a unique place in the history of human genetics because it was the first disease to be interpreted as a mendelian recessive trait by Garrod in 1902. Alkaptonuria is a rare metabolic disorder resulting from loss of homogentisate 1,2 dioxygenase (HGO) activity. Affected individuals accumulate large quantities of homogentisic acid,(More)
B van der Zwaag, H T F M Verzijl, D Beltran-Valero de Bernabe, V L Schuster, H van Bokhoven, H Kremer, M van Reen, G H Wichers, H G Brunner, G W Padberg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(More)
Alkaptonuria (AKU), a rare hereditary disorder of phenylalanine and tyrosine catabolism, was the first disease to be interpreted as an inborn error of metabolism. AKU patients are deficient for homogentisate 1,2 dioxygenase (HGO); this deficiency causes homogentisic aciduria, ochronosis, and arthritis. We cloned the human HGO gene and characterized two(More)
Alkaptonuria (AKU; McKusick No. 203500), a rare hereditary disorder of the phenylalanine catabolism, was the first disease to be interpreted as an inborn error of metabolism (A. E. Garrod, 1902, Lancet 2: 1616-1620). AKU patients are deficient for homogentisate 1,2-dioxygenase (HGO; EC 1.13.11.5). This enzymatic deficiency causes homogentisic aciduria,(More)
Alkaptonuria (AKU), the prototypic inborn error of metabolism, was the first human disease to be interpreted as a Mendelian trait by Garrod and Bateson at the beginning of last century. AKU results from impaired function of homogentisate dioxygenase (HGO), an enzyme required for the catabolism of phenylalanine and tyrosine. With the novel 7 AKU and 22(More)
We recently showed that alkaptonuria (AKU) is caused by loss-of-function mutations in the homogentisate 1,2 dioxygenase gene (HGO). Herein we describe haplotype and mutational analyses of HGO in seven new AKU pedigrees. These analyses identified two novel single-nucleotide polymorphisms (INV4+31A-->G and INV11+18A-->G) and six novel AKU mutations(More)
Alkaptonuria (AKU), the prototypic inborn error of metabolism, has recently been shown to be caused by loss of function mutations in the homogentisate-1,2-dioxygenase gene (HGO). So far 17 mutations have been characterised in AKU patients of different ethnic origin. We describe three novel mutations (R58fs, R330S, and H371R) and one common AKU mutation(More)
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